Best Summer Foundation: Chanel Hydramax Tinted Moisturizer

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I love how Kristen Bell always has dewy-looking skin that doesn’t look at all greasy or made up. It might help that she’s nearly ten years younger than me, but I’m on to her secret.

This summer I’ve found the perfect foundation to keep my skin looking fresh and even: Chanel Hydramax Active Moisture Tinted Lotion SPF 15.

chanel hydramax tinted moisturizer

This tinted moisturizer is beyond amazing. The consistency is so light and non-greasy it melts into my skin and leaves me hydrated and glowy, just like Kristen Bell.

Tips for Applying Tinted Moisturizer

1. Even though most tinted moisturizers have SPF, be sure to use sunblock before applying. I like La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid, a super lightweight sunscreen that works great under foundation.

2. Use your fingers to apply, instead of a brush. This helps the product to melt and blend easily into skin. Also, it makes application a breeze when you’re running out the door.

3. Use sparingly. The point of using a tinted moisturizer is to keep skin looking fresh and moisturized without being over-done. If you feel a need to cake on your tinted moisturizer, you’re better off using a foundation with more coverage.

Chanel Hydramax Active Moisture Tinted Lotion comes in three shades (sand, bronzelit and sunlit) and is available online at for $60.

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  • I’m gonna have to visit the department stores to see if they have a sample of this,
    Having sensitive skin, I’m limited to the moisturizers out there.
    Wish me luck!!

    Bomi (Reply)
  • I’m thinking to give it a try after I finish my Vichy Flexi teint which I’m very satisfied with. Chanel products are usually very good but price is also high:)

  • I only wear tinted moisturizers :)
    Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, and Physicians Formula have some great ones!

    Kailey (Reply)
  • is this tinted moisturizer for oily skin too?

    andrea arevalo (Reply)
  • Hi! Would you please do a review on Chanel’s tinted moisturizer?? Thank you!

    mary007 (Reply)

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